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Topic: The Sea Witch - Never underestimate the power of Body Language!  (Read 7239 times)
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Jezzebelle
« on: November 03, 2012 10:01:55 AM »

The Sea Witch

Never underestimate the power of BODY LANGUAGE!

My Ursula costume is completely handmade--even the shell necklace.


I hate the silouettes from store bought Ursula costumes.  The lady has curves, people!  I created my own BLUBBER from foam and designed the skirt around it.

 

The necklace is made of simple modeling clay painted in gold metalics.


The corset top has hooks in the front and laces up in the back.


The legs are fully posable.  This one took a while.  I couldn't find anything strong enough to hold the shape while not being too bulky.  Wire hangers did the trick!


Underneath, I added a layer of sheet blue material to simulate the ocean (and hide the legs).



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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012 10:28:54 AM »

This is amazing, probably the best Ursula costume I've ever seen! You look fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012 10:49:05 AM »

Now that's how you do an Ursula costume. Nice!
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2012 11:42:07 AM »

Very nice. I like it a lot.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2012 03:10:18 PM »

whoa, that's awesome! I love the suction cup tentacles!
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Jezzebelle
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012 06:20:46 PM »

You guys are awesome!  Thanks for the compliments.

Luna, I completely forgot to mention the suction cups.  They were a beast to attach!  You can tell there's a little wear and tear on them after the holiday, but otherwise they've done the job.

Surprisingly, I only had one incident with the suction cups.  If someone steps on a tentacle over tile flooring, the suckers are going to stick to the floor!  Good thing this is a study costume. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2012 07:22:34 PM »

LOL I didn't think of that..... actually that would be too much fun to pick on you, I can't believe people didn't intentionally stick you to things while you weren't paying attention!
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012 02:45:11 PM »

I recognized Katniss, and don't know Ursula, but your costumer is awesome. You look stunning.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012 03:46:40 PM »

Very well done!   I love it.   I would love to be Ursula myself.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012 05:18:15 PM »

lovesclutter,  Ursula is from Disney's Little Mermaid!  I forget sometimes that everyone who was *not* four years old when that movie came out may not know who Ursula is!

Jen, let me know if you do Ursula and want any help!  I don't really use patterns, but I could sketch out the dimensions I used.
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012 08:23:34 PM »

Great job!
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012 02:36:02 AM »

I love Ursula! I've always wanted to dress as her. This is certainly a different take, and I love it.

The "blue ocean" under the dress is a neat addition. Most Ursula costumes I've seen are floor length. I think the shorter "skirt" adds something!
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012 08:47:27 AM »

Incredible! Love it.
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2012 10:12:17 AM »

Ursula is my favorite Disney villain!  You look amazing, you did a great job with your costume!
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2012 11:41:11 AM »

Great job.  I love the tentacles. 
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2012 12:08:29 PM »

Wow. This is incredible.
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2012 03:26:45 PM »

Not a character you see often. And really well done.
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012 06:10:14 PM »

This is amazing, probably the best Ursula costume I've ever seen! You look fantastic!

Definitely the best Ursula costume I've ever seen!  Absolutely fantastic!
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2012 02:01:52 AM »

 Shocked WOW YOU really did an AMAZING JOB! YOU ARE A SUPPER STAR  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2012 12:04:40 PM »

so cool!!!
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« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2012 01:07:59 PM »

You did a great job with the costume!  I'm not sure that I've seen anyone go as Ursula before, but maybe that's because not everybody is creative enough to create such an awesome costume.  I love that the tentacles can be posed!
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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2012 03:35:24 PM »

Awesome!! I recognized the character from the thumbnail. You really nailed it.

Also, did I see a doxie in the background of one of your photos? Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2012 03:17:37 PM »

Guys!  I'm blown away by all the compliments!  It's nice to see my work appreciated.

LimeRiot - Yes, that is my furry child in the picture.  He was actually in the background of several other pics.  He is a constant shadow!

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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2012 07:48:32 PM »

this costume is amazing. And I know firsthand because I got to see it in person on Halloween!

Such awesome detail on the tentacles!
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2012 03:57:22 PM »

Yes, that is my furry child in the picture.  He was actually in the background of several other pics.  He is a constant shadow!


Just one of your "Poopsies"? I really can't stop looking at your costume, it just looks so amazing.
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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2012 06:07:33 AM »

You pull it off so well because of your body language and attitude.

You have the same essence as Ursula I think.
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